Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lions Story V2

Our English friends have a good take on what we do

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

No excuses

There are no playoff games or political debates tonight. 
So everyone should be at El Mariachi when the meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sonething old, something new

New Facebook page replaces a clunker created back when we didn't know how to build one.
We're asking our Internet and Facebook friends to click on the link and "Like" the page.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Now's the time

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students with an interest in art should be begging their art teachers for an opportunity to participate.
Lions Clubs all over the world are sponsoring this contest and look forward to the opportunity to bring it to your school.

Contact the Anderson Lions Club

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Camp

One of the best features of Camp McCumber is the lake

There is also a well protected barbecue pit (built in 1990 by the Anderson Lions Club)

The flag pole is in front of the nurse's cabin
There is a doctor on staff at the diabetic camp

The staff have cabins, too, or they can bring a travel trailer and use the available hookups

There is also a dining hall at the camp...

...with a fully equipped kitchen

Each of the sleeping cabins (three of which can be seen in the background) will sleep 16 campers)

It wasn't all work... there were some awards presented, officers installed, and hamburgers eaten

Sunday, July 1, 2012

There's this thing we do every year

We really do lots of things every year, but this stands out in the minds of those who participate. Our contribution is only a small part of what happens.

The Lions District (4-C1) sponsors a camp for diabetic kids that ends on the last Saturday in June.
The Anderson Lions Club has decided that is a good day to install the new officers and board members for the next year. It is also, in the opinion of the members, a great day to end the year on a positive note by doing something for others with no expectation of anything in return (although we do get  thank yous and offers of food).The real reward is the look on the faces of the children who are ending their week at camp. for some of them, it is their first time away from home.
We pack our vehicles with things like sponges, cleaning rags, and power washers. Then we drive anywhere from 35 to miles into the hills east of Redding to help make the camp ready for the next group who will use it.
This all came about when we found out that it was costing anywhere from $500 - $800 to hire someone to perform this task. For that kind of money two more campers can attend and learn how to monitor their own blood sugar, administer their own insulin and calculate what and when they should eat.

Our little group started off by saying hello to one another and to the camp director, Poppa Bear (aka PDG Bob Trueax).

Then we went to work...
...after saying hello.

Of course, we were able to do this because the campers and staff were all at the closing ceremony.
More later

Saturday, June 30, 2012


This may be one of the few times we have this many Anderson Lions Club members in one place long enough to take a group picture. Today we were at the close of the District 4-C1 Diabetes Camp to assist cleaning Cabins and other facilities.
We then conducted the officer installation for 2012 - 2013.
A good time was had by all.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Anderson Century Ride

Every year the Anderson Lions Club, Cottonwood Lions Club, and the Enterprise Lions Club (the driving force behind the event) come together in May to provide a grand recreational experience for bicycle riders who want more than a pleasant ride in their neighborhood.
The best part about the whole event is that it is a service to the riders, who pay to participate and a major fundraising event for the participating clubs, who then use the monies raise to provide services in their communities.
Here are some photos from just one location along the route.

Ready to serve lunch

Everything is in place

...even the Comm Center and rest room

There are lots of happy riders
We're just happy they all don't show up at the same time

We leave things in better shape than we find them

Monday, May 14, 2012

Here's a Different Lions Video

While the Anderson Lions get ready to host the Anderson Century this Saturday, those of you sitting at home may enjoy this.

This comes with the usual caveat
Do Not Try This At Home

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

While we don't have any pictures...

...there is some news:
Two more members of the Anderson Lions Club were presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship at the recent Lions District 4-C1 Convention. This brings to nine the number of fellowships held by club members.

The Melvin Jones Fellowship is recognition of a commitment to humanitarian work. It is not an award in the tradition of Lions awards presented for specific accomplishments. Created in 1973, the fellowship is named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones. The fellowship is the foundation's highest honor and represents humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion, and concern for the less fortunate.

Melvin Jones Fellows receive a lapel pin and a personalized wall plaque in honor of their commitment to helping others.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The most recent excitement is over

The photo below is of the fountain at the entrance to the hotel and casino where the District 4-C1 Convention was held.

Unfortunately, none of the Anderson Lions sat still long enough for us to get any pictures. Rumor has it that others may have some and might share.

This photo is from the last morning. It's amazing just how attentive a group can appear on the morning following Life After Dinner.

Monday, April 9, 2012

A great morning at Anderson River Park

Once more the Anderson Lions Club had a glorious time providing a distraction for families on Easter Sunday.

Where's our age group?

Anxiously awaiting the start

Still waiting



Older kids (4 & 5?)

Look at the camera

There were about 500 folks in attendance

Monday, April 2, 2012

On Sunday April 8

Everyone in the community is invited to attend the
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
sponsored by the Anderson Lions Club

This year it will be in the Moose Grove at Anderson River Park 
It starts promptly at 9:00 AM. Please arrive beforehand to avoid disappointment
There are separate hunts for the following age groups"
8 - 9 years old 
6 - 7 years old
4 - 5 years old (a parent may accompany the child)
Toddlers (a parent is allowed to accompany and coach a toddler)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Let's go

She heard something...
Most likely about the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Anderson River Park on Easter Sunday at 9:00 AM

Friday, March 9, 2012

Another example of what Lions do

For those unfamiliar with Beep Baseball, it is a modified version of softball invented in 1975 and played by visually impaired and/or blind people. The game is similar to softball, with the following exceptions: the batter and the defensive players are blindfolded; the ball is inserted with a device that emits a beeping sound to facilitate the hitting and fielding of the ball; there are only two bases utilized, both which somewhat resembles a football tackling dummy located in the vicinity of typically where the first and third bases would be located on a regular softball field, and both emit a distinct beeping sound which the batter, after hitting the ball into play, must attempt to reach before the defense fields the ball and displays it for an out. If the batter reaches the appropriately activated base before the ball is fielded for an out, the batter scores a run for his/her team. There are other differences between softball and beep baseball that may be observed and reviewed along with other pertient particulars online at the NBBA web site.

Make a point to MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Beep Baseball World Series in Ames, Iowa -- July 22nd through the 29th.

The National Beep Baseball World Series has been in existence since 1976 and this will be the first time the event will have been held in Iowa.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

An in depth interview explaining a little about Lions Clubs

Past International President Al Brandel describes the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF), a community service organization that not only has an effect locally, but globally. This organization, which works closely with the U.N., has over a million members worldwide with 46,000 different clubs in local areas working on the premise of their motto, "We Serve." Each club has an individual cause with a global perspective, and operates through public-private partnerships to strengthen their mobility. One of their most dynamic initiatives is LCIF’s partnership with the United Nations Foundation and World Health Organization to eliminate measles worldwide.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Countdown Begins

The new homepage for the Anderson Century Bike Ride is finally available.
The Anderson Lions will be out in full force the day of the event manning two rest stops and a lunch stop. We're also involved, to a small degree, in the planning and staging of this terrific one day event.

Many thanks to the Enterprise Lions Club for including us in the participation since its inception.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Annual Art Contest for Kids

The theme of the 2012-13 Peace Poster Contest is "Imagine Peace."
Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.

Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.

Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district [State] and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.

Monday, January 23, 2012